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Becoming Forest Positive

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Launched in June 2021, our Forest Positive strategy builds on our decade-long work to end deforestation in our supply chains. 

Forests are disappearing around the world at an alarming rate. Only through a broad approach that includes assessing deforestation risks, forest conservation and restoration, respecting community and land rights and investing in sustainable production landscapes can we aim to support a forest positive future.

Forest Positive means moving beyond managing deforestation risks in our supply chain to target a positive impact on our broader sourcing landscapes. Our strategy aims to help conserve and restore the world’s forests and natural ecosystems while promoting sustainable livelihoods and respecting human rights, including empowering Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to be stewards of critical natural ecosystems.

By working in partnership across the food industry and beyond, we can continue to help build a future for forests that is positive for people and the planet. 

The conservation and restoration of forests and other key natural ecosystems also forms part of Nestlé’s Net Zero Roadmap (pdf, 8Mb).

Sustainable livelihoods and respecting human rights are part of our Human Rights Framework and Roadmap (pdf, 10Mb).

Read more about our Global Reforestation Program.


Forest Positive progress 

97.2 %
200 million
15

Our Forest Positive strategy

To reach our goal, we must first understand and address the drivers of deforestation for our key forest-risk commodities. We then look at our supply chains within the context of the wider landscapes they are a part of, striving for a responsible and holistic approach to our engagements and investment.

To help strengthen our strategy, we have convened a Forest Positive External Advisory Council (pdf, 100Kb) is composed of independent experts from civil society, academia and technical organizations. This helps us develop a transparent, credible and science-based approach.

report
 
Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report